Kyuzeligyr, Etimgyr, archeological monument of VII-V centuries B.C. in 60 km to West from Dashoguz, on Akdepe Etrap territory.

It corresponds to ruins of strengthened city with an area more than 25 hectares, which originally occupied only the most elevated southwest part of the upland. Later original settlement was expanded by fortress wall from north and east almost up to 13 hectares. The city was surrounded by two parallel walls, and a corridor about 2, 5 meters wide was stretched between them. Walls, formed from pahsa and mudbrick, reached thickness of 1-1, 5 m. On external defensive wall with interval of 2 m there were many narrow loopholes, and through each 35 m oval or right-angled towers. Spots for 3 gates were placed. Main place in upper fortress was occupied by chaotic architectural complex, which researchers consider a palace with features of economic and religious center of local tribal community. Ceramic ware of Kyuzeligyr was produced by means of manual and pedal potter’s wheel, metal working was highly developed. Arrowheads, details of horse team, women’s jewelry and etc. were founded from bronze. People tilled, but their main activity was distant and domestic cattle breeding. Archeological materials of Kyuzelligyr along with complexes of Sogd, Margiana, and South Baktria indisputably are the variants of the single stratum, single large ethno cultural sphere.

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